Rule of etiquette concerning debate

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  1. Luke2427

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    I think baptistboard posters ought to willingly submit themselves to a rule of etiquette that forces more integrity and honor on baptistboard.

    I think that whenever somebody claims something about others on baptistboard they ought to feel compelled by honor to support it.

    It should go something like this:

    "Some people on baptistboard follow Calvin more than they follow God AND I BASE THAT ON THE FOLLOWING QUOTES..."

    Here is another example:

    "You are a troll AND I BASE THAT ON THE FOLLOWING QUOTES..."

    And...

    "You are an open theist AND I BASE THAT ON THE FOLLOWING QUOTES..."


    Without this, some will continue to drive by post and dishonorably hurl baseless accusations. Some people visiting the site might read them and not know that it is these people's dishonorable habit and believe the baseless accusation.

    I also think that we ought to willingly rebuke one another regardless of whether or not we agree when one begins to get personal rather than addressing arguments.

    All comments should either be kind and light or directed directly at the arguMENT not the arguer.

    For example, if one says, "You are _________" instead of "That is _________" in response to an arguments, the poster ought to be rebuked.


    This would make a big difference in my opinion in the tone of this site. It would also force us to stay with the arguments and cover a lot more ground.
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    The BB has many rules in force and we appreciate suggestions for more rules. Everyone wants more and more rules. :BangHead:

    When a thread is closed and then new [similar] threads are immediately started in spite of action by moderators or administrators, the rule is we give an automatic suspension to the originator of such defiant and juvenile action.

    That is a good rule of thumb to stop such behavior.
     
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